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Making the business case for sexual and reproductive health rights

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

High-level event on the margins of 72nd UN General Assembly highlights sexual and reproductive health rights are essential to women’s empowerment. More

Interview with Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Kai Mykkänen

Friday, July 7, 2017

In a May 2017 interview, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen referred to his country’s combined core and non-core contribution of approximately USD 14.53 to UN Women in 2016, and urged other Member States to also step up and help UN Women deliver on its mandate of achieving gender equality by 2030. Finland has been one of UN Women’s largest donors, topping the list in 2014. More

Speech: “To promote gender equality and women’s rights, we need peace”—Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Closing remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Panel discussion on Women Girls Gender Equality in Action, during the Helsinki Conference on Syria. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at Helsinki Conference on Syria

Monday, January 23, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will travel to Finland this week to participate at the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region on 24 January More

UN Women Executive Director meets with President of Finland and key partners

Friday, May 20, 2016

On the first day of a two-day mission to Finland, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, at the Presidential Palace on 20 May. More

The Women, Peace and Security Agenda 15 Years On - Towards a High-Level Review of resolution 1325 (2000)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A speech by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calling for political urgency of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and to ensure it is adequately resourced, at the Mission to Finland on 10 June, 2014, in Helsinki. More

Interview with Finnish Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Government of Finland has announced additional end-of-year core funding of EUR 5 million (USD 6.8 million) for UN Women. More

Global Gender Gap Report reveals slow progress on economic equality and political participation

Thursday, October 31, 2013

To mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Report – which measures inequality of outcomes between men and women in health and survival, educational attainment, economic participation, and political empowerment – Deputy Executive Director John Hendra participated in a panel discussion on 30 October in New York. More

Future global agenda must address violence against women and girls

Thursday, September 26, 2013

At a High-Level Ministerial event organized by UN Women, Finland and Liberia at the 68th session of the General Assembly, Member States agreed to take concrete steps to end violence against women and girls and include it as a priority in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. More

Fifty countries voice support for UN Women at pledging event

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ten countries committed to increase contributions, 14 announced multi-year pledges and five new countries became donors at a special pledging event for the organization on 26 June, during the 2013 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The new UN Women presence in Copenhagen provides a strategic opportunity to liaise with Nordic governments, parliamentarians, the private sector, civil society and UN Women National Committees in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. More

How to achieve transformative justice for women through reparations in the wake of conflict

Friday, March 8, 2013

On March 7, 2013, during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra moderated a high-level side event titled “Achieving Gender Justice: The Case for Reparations”. The event, co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Finland, the ICC Liaison Office to the UN and Global Action to Prevent War, addressed the question of “how to achieve transformative justice for women through reparations processes in the wake of conflict”. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Joint Statement: End water and sanitation inequalities in the future development agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. New York, 21 February 2013. More

Press Release: Countries from every region announce new initiatives to end violence against women

Friday, December 14, 2012

As an international forum on ending violence against women concludes in New York today, 12 countries have announced new, concrete initiatives to address this gross human rights violation. Responding to a call by UN Women under its initiative COMMIT, countries from every region have pledged actions ranging from improved services for survivors to national advocacy and educational campaigns, initiatives to address workplace harassment, National Acton Plans and other innovative interventions. New York, 14th December — As an international forum on More

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